Selected Legal Information Resources 

Law in General
International Law
Public International Law
International Criminal Law
International Criminal Tribunals
Municipal and Comparative Law
Public Law
Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure
Humanitarian Law
Case Law
Armed Conflicts
Peace and Peacekeeping
Human Rights, Minorities and Refugees
War Crimes and Genocides
History, Political Science, International Relations , etc.
Rwanda, Great Lakes Regions and other Countries
United Nations, other International Organizations and NGOs
Legal Libraries and Information Centres


Legal History
Forum Historiae Juris (Humboldt Universitaet, Berlin, Germany)

The Timetable of World Legal History
Featuring information ranging from the Trial of Socrates to Napoleonic Code & The Nuremberg War Crimes Trial

Documents for American Legal History

English Legal History Materials

Judicial Institutions

United States Supreme Court

Canadian Supreme Court / Cour Suprême du canada


General Information

ASIL Guide to Electronic Resources for International Law

Worldwide Treaties and International Law

European International Law Treaties

Le Statut de la Commission du droit international de l'ONU

Selected links by Country

Monash University Law Library (Melbourne) - Foreign and International Law
Extensive links to websites concerning treaties and conventions, courts and tribunals, Middle East peace process, human rights, international criminal law, international trade and finance, country information (country descriptions, reports and legal situations), and international trade and finance law.

University of Vienna - KONTERM
Web page of the Institute of International Law and International Relations. In English and German.

Canadian Council on International Law
Key Resources on the Internet for International Law Research

Juridex Quebec - Droit international public
Recherche par sujets - Droit international public. In French.

McGill University - International Law Society
International Law Society/la Société de droit international includes links to website concerning human rights, international business and international law. In English and French.

Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Law (Heidelberg)
Provides access to its on-line catalogue (OPAC), including "World Court Digest" (International Court of Justice) and a compilation of relevant links to public international law, international organizations, European law and national legal systems.

University of Bologna: Research Guide to International Law
As International Law is concerned, it is one of the largest collections put on the Net, especially useful for searching for materials in the fields of Conflict of Law, Comparative Law, European Law and International Relations.

The Hague Academy of International Law

Leiden University - Faculty of Law - Library - Foreign Law
Links to Dutch law, the European Union and EDC's (European Documentation Centres), the United Nations and UNDL's (UN Depository Libraries), other international organizations as well as national and international laws.

T.M.C. Asser Institute
The T.M.C. Asser Institute serves to promote free and independent scholarly research. The Institute operates as an academic joint venture, through which research, education and documentation is collectively sustained and enhanced in the Netherlands. It offers, by subject and in alphabetical order, a useful list of public international legal resources on the Internet.

University of Limburg - Doddel Server - International Law
Research concerning the role of the Committee Against Torture in the development of the Convention Against Torture. This research is part of the project Universality of Human Rights of the Maastricht Centre for Human Rights. Also includes useful links.

Geneva University Institute for Postgraduate Studies (IUHEI)
Information about links to affiliated institutions.

United Kingdom
Lauterpacht Research Centre for International Law
From the University of Cambridge, includes a selection of law links as well as links to outstanding legal libraries on the Web.

United States
American Society of International Law
Includes links to information sources on the Internet that are of interest and use to international lawyers; The ASIL Guide to Electronic Resources for International Law, plus Guides to electronic sources in 6 areas: the United Nations Treaties, Human Rights, Environmental Law, International Criminal Law, and Lists; Brief essays on current topics by international law experts.

FindLaw - International Law
Exhaustive links to topics in international law from the Web's foremost legal search engine.

Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Multilaterals Project.
The Multilaterals Project, begun in 1992, is an ongoing project at the Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy, Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts to make available the texts of international multilateral conventions and other instruments. Although the vast majority of texts date from the second half of this century, the collection also includes historical texts, from the 1648 Treaty of Westphalia to the Covenant of the League of Nations.

Harvard Law School Library - International Legal Studies
Provides general information, including research guides and annotated Web links.

Hieros Gamos International Law
It deals only with the principal international documents, treaties and governmental agencies.

IANWeb Resources - International Law
International Affairs Network maintains links to legal resources and annotates these links with information drawn from the providers.

Indiana University School of Law - World Wide Web Virtual Library: Law: Foreign and International Law
It contains a very extensive subject list in alphabetical order, of national as well as public international legal sites in the World Wide Web.

New York University Law Library - Foreign and International Materials
Links to Search Engines, Directories and Indexes, Virtual Libraries, Bankruptcy, Banking Laws, Information about Citing Electronic Information, Copyright, Constitutions, the Council of Europe, Legal Dictionaries, Environmental Law, the European Union, the European Commission, Foreign Materials - Collections, Foreign Materials - By Jurisdiction, Human Rights, the Inter-American Database, International Criminal Law, International Materials, International Organizations, Patents and Trademarks, and the United Nations

Washburn University School of Law - Foreign and International Law Web
Provides links to primary foreign and international legal resources, research aids, and sites useful in conducting research in these areas of law.

United States House of Representatives Internet Law Library: Treaties and International Law
Treaties, conventions and other international instruments, case decisions, secondary international legal sources, etc., in full text.

University of Chicago Library Information System - Foreign and International Law
Legal research on international law issues using the Internet by Lyonette Louis-Jacques, Foreign and International Law Librarian and Lecturer in Law, University of Chicago Law School. Includes full texts of treaties and conventions, as well as links to websites concerning comparative law and country reports, International Organizations, human rights, war crimes, international trade, intellectual property, and extensive links to bibliographies and full-text editions of international legal journals on the Web


Brief Guide to Public international Law Research

Conducting Research in Public International Law: an Introduction to the Information Sources (University of Utrecht)

Public International Law/Francis Auburn (Perth)
These Public International Law Pages assemble a Collection of WWW links related to International Law Topics. The aim is to present as Many Major and Topical Sources of International Law Resources of Relevance on the Web as possible.

University of Western Australia Collection of Links
These Public International Law Pages assemble a Collection of more than 900 internet links related to International Law Topics

Brief Guide to Public international law


International Criminal Court, Draft Statute (NGO Coalition for an International Criminal Court)

International Criminal Tribunal - This excellent site contains a wide collection of documents and links.
War Crimes Tribunal Information - This site hosts some links and the War Crimes Tribunal Bulletin.
War Crimes Tribunal Watch -  Contains pointers to various resources.

La place du consentement des Etats dans le règlement juridictionel des différends


ICTR-ICTY Tribunal Watch (U. of Buffalo)

International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia

International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda

The Court of Justice of the European Communities

Home Page on the International Criminal Court

Canada and the International Criminal Court (Government of Canada site)

International Court of Justice

International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea

International Criminal Court

European Court of Human Rights

Inter-American Court of Human Rights

World Trade Organization Dispute Settlement Body and Appellate Body:

Central American Court of Justice (Corte Centroamericana de Justicia)

Court of Justice of the Andean Community (Tribunal de Justicia de la Comunidad Andina)

Court of Justice of the European Communities

COMESA Court of Justice


Famous Trials
(from 19th Century to today) by Doug Linder

Legacy of the Nuremberg War Crime Trial

Avocat sans Frontières-Belgium
Quatres Rwandais en procès d'assises

Minutes of the Opening Session of the Trial of the Major War Criminals
18 October 1945

Indictment of the International Military Tribunal in the case of the Trial of the Major War Criminals, 1945
Part I
Part II
Part III


Foreign Law Collections
A comprehensive A - Z list of law collections worldwide on the Web.

International Constitutional Law

India: Law Information Center
Includes information on Human Rights, Supreme Court of India, Supreme Court Bar Association, Parliament


European Public Law Centre

Public Law Research Institute U.C. Hastings College of the Law

Centre de recherche en droit public Université de Montréal

Droit public français

UK Public law links

The Public Law Project UK Registred Charity

Australian Public Law

Textes choisis du droit public par les autorités féderales de la Confederation suisse


The 'Lectric Law Library Lawcopedia' on Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure

Emory Law Library Collection of Sites on Criminal Law & Criminal Procedure


International Committee of the Red Cross
Council of Europe: Human Rights Web

Humanitarian Law of Armed Conflicts

Human Rights Bodies

United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

United Nations Commission on Human Rights

Human Rights Committee (ICCPR)

Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR)

Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD)

Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW)

Committee against Torture (CAT)

Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC)

African Commission and Court on Human and Peoples´ Rights

European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment

European Committee of Social Rights (formerly Committee of Independent Experts)

The Human Rights Chamber for Bosnia and Herzegovina

Inter-American Commission on Human Rights


The International Court of justice/La Cour Internationale de justice

International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia Case Law/
Tribunal Pénal International pour l'Ex-Yougoslavie

The Court of Justice of the European Communities Case Law/
Jurisprudence de la Cour de Justice des Communautés Européennes

Case law from the European Court of human rights/
Jurisprudence de la Cour Européenne des Droits de l 'Homme

United States Historic Court Decicions (1803- 1978)

The Constitution of the United States of America, Analysis and Interpretation: Annotations of Cases Decided by the Supreme Court of the United States to June 29, 1992:provided by the Library of Congress Congressional Research Service, in cooperation with the U.S. Senate and Government Printing Office (GPO). The volume is both searchable and browsable, and contains annotated references to Supreme Court decisions in their constitutional context. It is arranged by article and amendment and is available in both plain-text and Adobe Acrobat (pdf) formats.

Supreme Court Opinions, 1937-Present:
Cases are browsable by volume number or year; searchable by citation, title and full text of the opinions; and also include hypertext links. On the Findlaw site, maintained by the Northern California Assn. of Law Librarians.

Supreme Court Decisions, 1937-1975:
Full text of decisions, searchable, at the Government Printing Office's web site. "The database is made available to the public as a finding aid to the 'official' version in the United States Reports, therefore, GPO does not guarantee the authenticity or completeness of the data."


Conseil Consitutionnel: décisions (France)


Contemporary conflicts in Africa

Armed Conflict in the World today: a country by country review
Parliamentary Human Rights Group (UK)

The Study of Armed Conflicts and their Prevention (SIPRI)

World's Armed Conflicts Site


Peacekeeping, Use of Force, War and Armed Conflict
Electronic Book by Düsseldorf University

Peace and Conflict Resolution: The World Wide Web Virtual Library

Operations de maintien de la paix achevés

L’Organisation de l’Unité Africaine et la gestion des conflits internes  
Thèse- Université Paris X

War, Peace and Security Guide


Project Diana: Online Human Rights Archives (Yale University)

Human Rights Internet

The Human Rights Web Res

Human Rights - U.S. Information Agency

University of Minnesota Human Rights Library

Union interafricaine des droits de l'homme (UIDH)

African Human Rights Resource Center

The Human Rights Law Service - Nigeria

Africa South of the Sahara: Selected Internet Resources - Human Rights

Human Rights booklet on-line (Council of Europe)


The Accused of the Nuremberg Trial and the Judgments  
(Avalon Project)

The Cambodian Genocide Program by the University of Yale

Cambodian Genocide Databases

Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide
Adopted by Resolution 260 (III) A of the U.N. General Assembly on 9 December 1948.
Entry into force: 12 January 1951.

Crime of War Project
The Crimes of War Project is a collaboration of journalists, lawyers, and scholars that seeks to raise awareness of the laws of war and of the human consequences when armed conflict becomes entrenched

Genocide Watch

The Postdam Declaration

Prevent Genocide International is the global education project of Genocide Watch: international campaign to end genocide

Stockholm Accords on Ethnic Cleansing

War Crimes Tribunal Watch

War and Crime in Chechnya: An open letter from the Chechnya Committees of France to the members of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe

War Crimes in Croatia and Bosnia Herzegovina


The WWW Virtual Library: International Affairs Resources

Embassy Page, The
"The Embassy Page" is a comprehensive worldwide directory of diplomatic representations

Liste de chefs d'Etats et de Gouvernements

Social Science Information Gateway: International Relations Internet Resources


Crisis in the Great Lakes Region

Constitution of Rwanda
General Data on Rwanda
Country Reports on Human Rights Practices-2000
Released by the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor-February 2001

General Data on Burundi
Country Reports on Human Rights Practices- 2000
Released by the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor-February 2001

Congo, Democratic Republic of the
General Data on Democratic Republic of Congo
Country Reports on Human Rights Practices- 2000
Released by the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor-February 2001


United Nations

United Nations System
Briefing Book on International Organizations in Geneva
United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

Other International Organizations

Council of Europe
European Commission
European University Institute (EUI)
International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
International Green Cross
North Atlantic Treaty Organization
Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development
Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe
Organization of American States
Western European Union

Non-Governmental organizations (NGOs)

Amnesty International
European University Institute (EUI)
Fédération internationale des ligues des droits de l'homme (FIDH)
Juristes sans frontières
Human Rights Watch
Coalition for International Justice


University of Southern California Law Library - International and Foreign Legal Materials Links to websites concerning periodicals, environmental law, international organization, foreign relations.

National Library Catalogues Worldwide

RERO (Network Libraries of Western Switzerland)

UNOG Library

MPI International Law:Library

Library of Congress Home Page

Swiss Libraries Homepage

The United Nations University Library (Japan)

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Centre for Documentation and Research (Geneva, Switzerland)

National Library Catalogues Worldwide

Libweb - Library WWW Server


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